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2009-01-29 09:50:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today, the Coalition for Space Exploration joins NASA in observing a Day of Remembrance to reflect on the lives lost in the heroic endeavors of our space program. During this day of tribute, we honor those aboard Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, who tragically lost their lives in pursuit of an admirable cause. While we mourn the losses, we celebrate the bravery of those whose journey was cut too short. We also acknowledge the...

2008-12-26 14:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Space Exploration, the leading collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups, announced today the release of a statement by James Lovell, who served as part of the crew of Apollo 8 - the first human voyage to a celestial body in December 1968. Apollo 8's successful mission to orbit the Moon paved the way for Apollo 11 to realize U.S. President John F. Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the Moon before the close of the 1960s....

2008-12-19 10:20:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Space Exploration's (http://www.spacecoalition.com) Public Affairs Team today officially announced its leadership for 2009. Dean Acosta of The Boeing Company and Joan Underwood of Lockheed Martin Corp. have been named the organization's new chairman and deputy chairperson, respectively. Both will serve a one-year term, effective January through December 2009. The Coalition for Space Exploration is a group of space industry businesses...

2008-12-18 10:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Space Exploration (http://www.spacecoalition.com), the leading collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups, announced today the release of a statement by board member Bob Crippen, a former astronaut who served as pilot of first space shuttle mission, commander of three other space shuttle missions, and former director of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In recent editorials to newspapers, Crippen implored...

2008-07-12 03:00:09

By Voss, Katrina A witty, oxymoronic proverb from statistician George Box reads as follows: "All models are wrong; some models are useful." When I first heard it, the quoter-my husband-used it to refer to his work as a geneticist. The very concept of races among humans, he was explaining to me, was exasperatingly, annoyingly imperfect-and yet grudgingly utilitarian. Surely, every branch of science would like to claim the Box tautology as most fitting to its own field. So without apology,...

2008-06-20 09:00:35

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jun. 20--Another donation from energy magnate Boone Pickens is on the map. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation announced a $9.4 million gift from Pickens on Thursday. It will be used to help produce digital geographical information system products through Oklahoma State University's Geology and Geography Department, foundation officials said. Those products will be made available to both professional geologists and the public...

2008-06-10 12:00:57

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event announcement was released by the American Psychoanalytic Association: Event: According to sobering statistics from the National Institutes of Mental Health, one in 10 patients with anorexia nervosa will die of the condition. Eating disorders and body image concerns are not solely the realm of American teenage girls. Women of all ages, men, and boys suffer from eating disorders, too. This American Psychoanalytic Association...

2007-10-12 06:00:00

By Kenny, Robert Abstract. This paper examines the debate engendered in ethnological and anthropological circles by Darwin's Origin of Species and its effects. The debate was more about the nature of human diversity than about transmutation. By 1859 many polygenists thought monogenism had been clearly shown to be an antiquated and essentially religious concept. Yet the doctrine of natural selection gave rise to a 'new monogenism'. Proponents of polygenism such as James Hunt claimed natural...

2006-02-17 07:02:48

ST. LOUIS (AP) - If a science issue has made headlines, chances are that scientists will be talking about it as the world's largest scientific society meets in St. Louis. The American Association for the Advancement of Science expects up to 9,000 scientists, journalists, policy makers and citizens to converge here and examine issues including Katrina, stem cell research, evolution and global warming. About 200 meetings and lectures are planned during the five-day meeting, which was scheduled...


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Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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